Register to vote now in primary elections

The Presidential Preference Primary has been set for Tuesday, March 10, and those wishing to register to vote should do so now to ensure the ability to cast their ballot on March 10. In addition to Presidential Primaries, the primaries for U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator will also be on the ballot.
According to Circuit Clerk Sandy Brister, the Lawrence County Circuit Clerk’s Office in the Lawrence County Courthouse in Monticello will be open for voter registration Saturday, February 8, from 8 a.m.-Noon. These special hours are for voter registration only. There will be no absentee voting this Saturday. The deadline to register to vote is 5 p.m., Monday, February 10.
Absentee voting is available now, but scannable ballots had not been received at the Circuit Clerk’s office as of Monday afternoon. Brister was hopeful that these ballots would be available by Wednesday. Those who will not be able to vote in the primaries on March 10 may absentee vote at the Circuit Clerk’s office from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. The office will also be open Saturday, February 29 and Saturday, March 7, from 8 a.m.-Noon each day. The deadline to vote absentee is Noon, Saturday, March 7.

For more information, see this week’s edition of theĀ Lawrence County Press.